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Ticon Eiendom – Drammen

Location: Drammen, Norway
Surface area PV: 584 m2
Number of panels: 667 pieces
Output: 57015 Wp
Solar Panel: ColorBlast®
Date of delivery: March/April 2020

Phase: Completed
Client: Ticon Eiendom
Architect: DRMA Architects
Façade Engineer: Fasade Consult Aluminium AS
Installation: Solenergi FUSen AS
Others: ChromoGenics with its ConverLight Dynamic Glass Norsk Hydro


Background

Modernizing a monument
Chromogenics SE was commissioned to deliver its ConverLight™ dynamic glass for this renovation project. The 1960s building, owned by real estate company Ticon Eiendom, had a high energy consumption. To make the building energy-neutral, various measures needed to be taken, including the installation of 4-layer insulating glass (quadrupel glazing) with the innovative ConverLight™ principle, which makes it possible to actively control the heat and light transmission. This not only results in energy savings, but also in a decrease of maintenance costs and an increase in comfort.

Working together
In order to make the façade not only energy-saving, but also energy-generating, Chromogenics searched for a supplier that could provide PV panels in virtually the same color and size as the current façade panels and found us, Kameleon Solar, in the Netherlands. Together we searched for the best solution in both technology and time. ColorBlast® active panels are used as colored PV spandrels in the east, south and west façades. The northern façade was fitted with passive elements, in total approx. 74 square meters (dummies). This results in an optimization between costs and revenue, without compromising on aesthetics. The façade elements were pre-assembled in aluminum frames by FacadeConsult, after which they were mounted per façade (east, west, south, north).

Technology

Historical status
It was a challenge to fit as many cells as possible within the available dimensions. There was an interplay between the wishes of the architect, regulations that determined the façade had a historical status, the available space within the frame (important for the position junction box) and the required distance from the solar cells to the edge of the panel. Ultimately, a compromise was reached in which the number of cells per square meter and therefore the yield was optimized.



PV Details

Module A1

Dimensions: 1206 x 1017 mm
Weight: 29,5 kg
Wp: 145 Wp
Technology: ColorBlast®, 1 color
Cells: 42 pieces (6 x 7) monocrystalline 6 inch cells

Module A2

Dimensions: 1206 x 567 mm
Weight: 16,5 kg
Wp: 72 Wp
Technology: ColorBlast®, 1 color
Cells: 21 pieces (3×7) monocrystalline 6 inch cells

Module A4

Dimensions: 1206 x 904 mm
Weight: 26 kg
Wp: 120 Wp
Technology: ColorBlast®, 1 color
Cells: 35 pieces (5×7) monocrystalline 6 inch cells


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